Suction-assisted lipectomy- also known as liposuction, fat suction, or suction lipectomy is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing localized fat that doesn't respond to dieting and exercise.
The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight but have pockets of excess fat in particular areas. Large areas of the body can be covered in a single sitting. Most important, having firm, elastic skin will result in a better final contour.
Type of anesthesia - If your procedure is not too extensive, liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You'll be awake but relaxed, and will feel minimal discomfort. If we plan to suction a large area or to treat several sites, you'll probably have general anesthesia. In that case, you'll sleep through the operation.
Planning your surgery: In your initial consultation, we will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and carefully assess your skin tone. You will be explained of any alternative body-contouring methods that may be appropriate such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck- and discuss the options or the combination of procedure that would be best for you.
Suction-assisted lipectomy usually takes an hour or two, but the time required may vary considerably from thirty minutes to several hours, depending on the amount of work needed on your body.
To begin the procedure, we make a small incision, just large enough to allow the insertion of a hollow tube called a cannula. The opposite end of the cannula is attached to a machine that creates a strong vacuum. We manipulate the cannula deep within the fat layers under the skin, breaking up the fat and suctioning it out. Sometimes additional incisions are needed to remove all areas of fat.
After your surgery
Postoperative care: Patient is made to lie on the back and ambulated day after surgery. The patient is advised to move slightly bent for one week. Compressive garments are worn for an extended period. The stay in hospital is generally 3-4 days depending on the recovery.
The patient is mobilized and made for walking around as soon as possible, but more strenuous activity is avoided for two to four weeks. The stitches will be removed in five to ten days or dissolve, and you should be back at work 2-3 days, or as much as a week after your surgery. When you resume activity depends on the extent of your procedure.
Types of Liposuction
In Manual liposuction, the doctor manually pushes the tube into the patient going up to 10 inches at a time, breaking up fatty deposits and then extracting them with a vacuum suction liposuction machine. In this process, the fat is broken up and thus deduce down the body. Manually liposuction has been very much in use since a long time, and many people have benefitted heavily through it.
This very different liposuction technique than traditional liposuction has been seen quite an upsurge in recent times. Laser liposuction is an option that delivers a wave of laser light to stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin over subsequent months. Laser-assisted liposuction heats the skin from the bottom-most internal layer to create a tightening effect. This type of liposuction usually generates splendid results over some time.
Power Assisted Liposuction
This very unique and painless procedure of liposuction uses a power-assisted cannula, or tube, that moves back and forth up to 5,000 times a minute, fat can be sucked. The results show the power-boosted cannula removes 30% more fat than the traditional manual one. Power-assisted liposuction is one of the best procedures to reduce fat in the easiest way.
Vaser or Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance is the trade name for an ultrasound-assisted liposuction system. During the Vaser liposuction procedure, fatty tissues are extracted from your body by using sound waves. These sound waves get converted to ultrasound waves and emulsify targeted fat cells. Vaser liposuction has the advantages of lower blood loss & improved skin retraction.
This procedure is used to reduce fatty deposits in particular areas of the body. In this technique, substance phosphatidylcholine (PPC) is directly injected into the undesired fat deposits. This melts the fat deposits, which is then eliminated by the body.
Lipolysis is not considered as a normal method of weight reduction and is not meant for people who are grossly obese. This technique is useful for effectively reducing fat deposits, which are resistant to diet and exercise.